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Community Advisory Panel

Denver Health strongly values community engagement and established a Community Advisory Panel (CAP) that has served as a core component of the agency’s Center for Health Systems Research department. The CAP consists of community members who reflect and represent DH's diverse patient population. Members bring insight from their personal experiences as patient advocates, healthcare consumers and small business owners. Others are professionals who dedicate their careers to advocating for the communities they represent. The CAP provides a venue for continuous engagement through educating researchers about practical considerations and sensitivities for patients. The CAP was established in 2013 as part of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) infrastructure grant and in 2018 transitioned from grant support to internal support within CHSR.

The CAP meets 5 times throughout the year and is a diverse group of community members that provide perspectives to guide the development, implementation, interpretation, and dissemination of research at Denver Health. The CAP brings a strong community and patient perspective to the Office of Research through advising and educating researchers about practical considerations and sensitivities to patients and the community.

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